AAPS Updates

October 2014

AAPS Parents Learn About the New ALICE Protocol

October 31, 2014 // 1 Comment

ALICE overview for AAPS parents With the tragic school shooting in Washington all too fresh in their minds, AAPS parents gathered at Pioneer High School recently to learn about the district’s new protocol for handling the highly unlikely chance that a gunman enters a school. …

Halloween and Fall Festivals were celebrated across the Ann Arbor district today! Here are just a few of the fun photos! More to come next week! Halloween at Community High Halloween at Community High Halloween at Community High Halloween at Community High Ann Arbor Open …

“Through conversation, we as human beings create our shared reality.” –       Otto Scharmer  Hello AAPS Families, Annexation Meeting at Skyline High School October 29, 2014 As we come to the beginning of November, our community will be making important decisions over this coming week – …

Letter to the Community on Annexation

October 17, 2014 // 35 Comments

Dear Ann Arbor Community, I am writing you today to update you with the information we have about the annexation efforts and the upcoming vote to decide whether the Whitmore Lake enrollment area will become part of the Ann Arbor Public Schools as of July …

Jo Mathis, AAPS News Editor The Ann Arbor Public Schools is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Jo C. Mathis in the position of AAPS News Editor. This position has been vacant for the past 6 months. Ms. Mathis has a stellar career in …

Thurston Nature Center Celebrates 50 Years

October 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

Thurston Pond The Ann Arbor Public Schools is so fortunate to have wonderful natural areas attached to many of our school properties. These natural preserves are easy to take for granted. A walk in the Eberwhite Woods, bird watching in the Scarlett Woods, hiking through the …

Jill Minnick Executive Director of Finance The Ann Arbor Public Schools is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Jill Minnick in the position of Executive Director of Finance for the Ann Arbor Public Schools.  Ms. Minnick is replacing Ms. Nancy Hoover who has accepted …

October 5, 2014 Context Three Important Questions and The Story The Decision – Ongoing Communication – AAPS Commitment  First, it is important to clarify that the purpose of this communication is not to persuade; the intent of this communication is to provide an informational update …

High School Staffs Meet on the 50!

October 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

2014 Superintendent’s Cup High School Staff Teams Ann Arbor High School athletic teams have a healthy rivalry on  the fields of competition but I bet you didn’t know the high school staff also meet on the field for a friendly game of football – awarding …

Superintendent Swift’s October Blog

October 4, 2014 // 1 Comment

Dr. Swift at Clague Middle School on opening day. Hello Ann Arbor Public Schools Community, As we arrive to the beginning of October and have wrapped up this first month of classes, I want to thank you for such a wonderful beginning to this 2014-2015 …